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swing through california next week, president obama will designate chavez in kern county as a national monument. it's a move that makes his family very proud. >> it really is an honor. it's humbling because of all of the work that cesar did, to be recognized on a national level is just, you know, really a true testament to all the work that he did and all the people he changed, or at least the lives he changed. the people that he touched. >> chavez in the town of keen served as the 'm dod.. could they tie the rangers r the division lead??? the anr is next 1993. >> 30,000 plus, i'm dennis o'donnell, could they do it again? could they tie the rangers for the division lead? the answer is next. what was grandma's cold remedy? hi, primo! asopao! right, asopao! there you go cuz, so you can sweat it out! oh, and music... ( all ) music? ... heals the soul. the power to share unites us. verizon brings your entire family the savings of the share everything plan. unlimited talk. unlimited text. and data you can share with up to 10 devices, all in one plan. get the 4glte droid razr by motorola
more debates to do. i think you'll see a different barack obama in two weeks. >> joe is going to be with us next week for the vice presidential debate, giving us analysis then. >> thanks so much. >>> you know, it would take hours for a full debate fact check, so we're just going to look at two, courtesy of the associated press. president obama suggested that the united states will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth? the wars were funded with borrowed money, so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. and then there was mr. romney's claim that the president's health care plan creates an unelected board to tell people what kind of treatments they can have. the truth? the board looks at overall medical costs and by law does not have the power to tell doctors what treatments they can prescribe. >>> starting tomorrow, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on the web. >>> it took the full 162 games, but tonight the oakland a's sit atop the american league west. tha
: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney too, but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years of "the wall street journal"/nbc polling have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h.w. bush. and romney needs to improve that dynamic. >> reporter: romney got good news from three battlegrounds. in florida he is now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney is down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney is doing well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he has the fax. he drills you. he stays. he is tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial no-it-all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's
obama leading 49% to 46% among likely voters. again, within the margin of error and closer than it was two weeks ago. on the direction of the country, 40% say we're heading in the right direction. 53% say things are on the wrong track. 40% is the highest mark for this question in 3 1/2 years. there's also growing optimism about the economy. 57% say it's improving. that's the highest number this poll has recorded on this question. one thing not going the president's way here, his handling of the situations in egypt and libya. more people disapprove than approve on that question. as for mr. romney, it appears he's still paying for the comments about the 47%, 51% of respondents to this nbc poll say recent impressions made by the republican candidate make him less favorable. they view him less favorably. 28% say more favorably. >>> both presidential candidates were off the trail as they prepared for tonight's debate. the president spent the past couple of days working with his team in nevada. took a quick break to visit the hoover dam. why not while you're there. mitt romney was in
incompetencies, how lazy and detached he is. >> did you really mean to call barack obama lazy? >> he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, the pressure is on paul ryan and joe biden in a debate next week. >> i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> and the stakes are a lot higher for the president to come up with a different game plan for his next debate with mitt romney two weeks from now. brian? >> andrea mitchell remains in denver tonight. thanks. and, of course, thanks to social media, getting reaction to a debate isn't a morning-after thing anymore. it's a real time thing and the talk about the event in denver is still going on tonight. that part of our story from nbc's john yang. >> the right answer for government is to say how do we make the private sector become more efficient? >> reporter: even before they finished talking, another debate was raging online. the twitter world exploded. conservative journalist byron york, an absolutely one-sided debate. big, big win for romney. liberal comedian, bill maher. i can't b
. >>> presidential election takes place five weeks from tropical depression. president obama and mitt romney are practicing for the first debate tomorrow night. the stage is being set at the university of denver, romney will need a stellar performance to turn the tide of polling that has him trailing the president in many of the nine battleground states expected to decide the elect. last night in denver, romney previewed one of his lines of tack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. what he does the president have to say? he says forward. i think forewarned is a better turn. >> as for president obama, he took a break from practice debate yesterday to visit workers at a nevada campaign office, making a few calls to voters. abc news will buy you live coverage starting at 6:00 right here. >>> if you are flying with spirit airlines you want to pay attention to a new rule. airlines says f you don't pay for your carry-on in advance you will have to pay $100, at the gate for each piece. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-ons if you tell the airline in advanc
plan. and ann romney has been booked as a guest host on good morning america next week. abc is in discussion was michelle obama for a similar appearance when the first lady's schedule allow autos contra costa county courts gearing up for a round of painful cuts. we've learned that those who will suffer most are those that can least afford it. the superior court announced it will close six courtrooms because it lost millions in recent years in state funding. mostly in the east and west of the county this is where mine minorities and poorest residents live n richmond the courtroom will close and this are cases that will be moved to martinez. the same thing happening pittsburgh. when its courtroom goes dark. >> these folks tend to have the least amount of income and least access to public transportation. and just least amount of resources and yet they're being made to take the brunt of the cuts. >> this lawyer's office? richmond and he believes this violates the law. >> when the changes to a court are done in a matter where people are dedeprives after built to have justice in t
to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the protest but only expected 30-40 people who had peaceful protests in the past, that is why no additional officers were working. 2-300 occupies joined in and started causing havoc. >> 200 anti-war pro
debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
ryan than president obama did with mitt romney last week. >> i think paul ryan is gonna did a great job. i think that joe biden is a very good key baiter. >> analysts say that there's pressure on ryan to show he's potential protesters presidential material in his first debate. >> early voting begins today. if you want to vote today, head to the offices today but most of them are closed because of columbus day. >>> ven sway sway lan president -- inventoryian venezuelan presidential hugo chavez ran the presidency again. he's the longest-running president in latin-america. >>> fighting continues between syria and turkey. turkish troops have retaliated. the countries have been fighting for six days and five people have died. >>> military experts in israel are working around the clock to examine the remains of a mysterious drone shot down over the weekend. >> the military says it was discovered flying over the northern desert. they believe the unmanned drone may have originated from will be bau done -- lebanon. nine supporters of wikileaks found -- >>> nine supporters of wikileaks' founder a
>>> i have been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that
$500,000 a year over the next five years. >>> president obama today announced plans to visit kern county next week to accomplish the cesar chavez national monument. the cesar chavez national monument will be in the community of keen where chavez once lived. it's also the current location of the national office for the united farmers union. the national monument would preserve chavez legacy of giving a voice to workers. the president is creating that monument through a special executive order. >>> he was going 40 miles per hour on a skateboard, the accident when a deer crossed his path and more of this video that has now gone viral. >> and i'm back here in just a few minutes, we're going to take a look at the fog and how soon it'll be before it gets here. i'll let you know. >> later tonight, boy those amazing a's. our sports director mark ibanez with highlights of tonight's clenching performance. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of tha
and professional goals. miller is set to receive $500,000 a year over the next five years. >>> president obama today announced plans to visit kern county next week to accomplish the cesar chavez national monument. the cesar chavez national monument will be in the community of keen where chavez once lived. it's also the current location of the national office for the united farmers union. the national monument would preserve chavez legacy of giving a voice to workers. the president is creating that monument through a special executive order. >>> he was going 40 miles per hour on a skateboard, the accident when a deer crossed his path and more of this video that has now gone viral. >> and i'm back here in just a few minutes, we're going to take a look at the fog and how soon it'll be before it gets here. i'll let >>> the san m ateo union school district says hackers got into their system. the hackers did not compromise any personal information of students. the hackers were using the computers of several innocent parties to try to steal information of the fbi and cia. >> we're told that our fire
their debate performances over the past couple of weeks. president obama said that preparing for the debate was quote a drag. in the meantime, mitt romney says it's not about who wins or loses, it's about who -- well, he didn't say anything about a game. but he said, we have serious issues at play here. both men have been practicing for the debate. joining me now, the political professor, jason johnson and republican strategist thank you so much. for some reason i'm a little off kilter now, but i'm fine. jason, you know, i'm just wondering about this pennsylvania ruling. a judge ruled you don't have to show your i.d. before you vote in pennsylvania. of course, that's on appeal. but on the day of the election, you won't have to show your voter i.d. will that make a difference for democrats, let's say? >> that's going to be a huge difference for democrats. you had the republican head of the state senate saying that voter i.d. was going to hand pennsylvania to mitt romney. well, now the state is at play. so mitt romney has to compete fairly, there's not going to be any voter i.d. laws disenfra
interesting story lines today and for the next two weeks is how does the obama campaign react to what happened last night in. >> oh, absolutely. >> we're going to find out. because maybe we're missing something. i can't figure it out. >> listen, i think they'll even admit, mika, that mitt romney had a great night, but they're going to go in. we're talking style here. >> i know. >> because that's what moves debates. they're going to pick apart everything mitt romney said. we're going to see it on 30-second ads. >> and all their inconsistencies. a lot of them. >> there's a lot to pick at now because there's much more specificity on the table, and some of the things romney said last night are vulnerable to attack in new ways, new and effective ways for the president. >> too bad he wasn't attacked last night. joe klein, thank you very much. >> thank you, joe. >>> ahead, chuck todd will join us from the debate site in denver. coming up, senior adviser to the obama campaign, david axelrod. and in a few minutes, senior adviser to the romney campaign, ed gillespie. keep it right here on "morning joe."
of mitt romney is five sons who was talking about the debate. many of president obama supporters stated that it was a win column for mitt romney. the president did have a few good lines. >> now five weeks before the election his big bold idea is not. romney took over as the president started to wilt. i have been in business for 25 years and i have no idea what you are talking about. >> critics of obama stated that he took too many punches and that he did not go after mitt romney when he had the chance to. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the past year and stating that he was saved $5 million in taxes. i stated that he did not know anything about that. >> i know this is going to be a worse sauce battle. we need to when colorado and that way we can take back the white house. >> next week by vice president joe biden will take the stage. kron4 will be airing it on our comcast's 193 channel or on kron 4 .com. >> cooler weather will continue into the weekend. temperatures will be even cooler in the '60s and '70s. you head into sunday's it will be more clout cove
would cut funding. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two weeks for a town hall- style debate. >> next up on the debate stage, paul ryan and joe biden will go head to head on october 11 in kentucky. derek? >> all right, looking forward to that one as well, thank you, top. >>> joining us now to fast check some of the points made by both candidates, u.s.a. today politics editor, thank you so much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i'm glad that you're wide awake. a long night last night. now, you said it was pretty hard to fast check. how come? >> well, it was full of statements that are more or less true or more or less untrue depending on where you will sit at the moment. >> i see. so in other words you needed to show the new one to figure out who was telling the truth, making it a hot tougher? >> yes, absolutely. we'll talk about some of those statements because the $5 trillion tax cut is one of the things that took up a lot of that first debate. something we talk about last night. now, let's
romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, stock closed down 8% after whitman said expect lower revenue and proves until at least 2016. coming up we go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange to find out how hp stock is doing this morning. >>> this morning mark zuckerberg is announcing one billion people are now using facebook actively, each month. the announcement if the way of a thank you note he sent out this morning that reads in part: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. helping a billionój people connect is amazing hum leng and by far the thing i am most proud of in my life. facebook went public in may, $38, now trading at about $22. at 3:00 on katie the woman behind facebook sits down for a one-on-one interview chief operating
for 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individua
stevens and three other americans were killed three weeks ago. critics argue the obama administration was not prepared for the violence. secretary of state clinton says she is determined to find out if any security requests were denied. >>> new labor department figures out this morning show that businesses are adding jobs but not that many. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to 367,000 last week. that is 4,000 more than the previous week. the labor department will release its september jobs report tomorrow. economists expected unemployment rate to increase a fraction to 8.2%. >>> baseball's regular season ended last night. detroit tigers miguel cabrera made history, led the american league in home runs, batting average and runs batted in. jim axelrod has been following this once-in-a-generation event. >> good morning, norah. that may be underselling it. this hasn't been done in 45 years. miguel cabrera is now taking his place alongside some of the greatest names in baseball history. >> getting ready to hit third in this inning. >> he could have sat out the l
-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. ♪ >>> for the past week, both mitt romney and president obama, have you noticed this? they've been trying to lower expectations for their debate performance by insisting that they're not great debaters. based on some of their past debates, tomorrow could look like this. >> the -- uh -- >> i -- i don't want to -- >> let me just make a couple of points. my -- here's -- >> i hope they either take off the ad or make it correct. >> look, let's just be clear. >> we hired a lawn company to mow our lawn. >> as i said before -- >> and with my wife, we've, uh -- >> we have -- >> but what -- um, let's see. um -- uh, we could start with his idea to have a lunar colony that would mine minerals from the moon. >> you said that, uh -- let me just make a closing point. that made no sense whatsoever. >> can you imagine if somebody did that to us? >> uh, uh, uh -- >> no. you know what? >> that was funny. >> look at that. welcome back to "morning joe." sam stein and mark mckinnon are still with us here in washington along with mike barnicle in new york. mike, are y
as a a counselor for the use. >> met ronnie and president obama of facing off in denver tonight. preparations have been underway for weeks. the focus is on domestic issues with heavy emphasis on the economy. kron4 will be airing the entire presidential debate live from our 247 news and weather channel at 6:00 this evening on comcast 193 and digital channel 4.2. and eight minutes we have our political analyst coming up with a preview of the debates this evening. >> rumors are swirling this morning about a possible new apple products hitting the market just in time for the holidays. and here's a live look at our roof everything looks very clear and you did not see much win because that flag is not blowing but we are looking at much cooler weather today. >> wall street today the dow was up 21 points. they were doing more hiring than expected for payrolls in the month of september. looking ahead to friday's monthly unemployment report we're getting some positive indicators. >> also indicators that apple will have a new product on the line 7. a smaller version of the ipad is rumored to be released soon
] >> reporter: even many of president obama's supporters consider the first debate firmly in the win column for romney. the president had a few good lines >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan, and now five weeks before the election he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: but romney came out strong, essentially taking over as the president seemed to wilt. >> a deduction for taking a plan overseas? i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: critics say obama seemed meek, took too many punches and did not go after romney when he had the chance. today he was trying to rebound, accusing mitt romney of dishonesty. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: romney made a surprise appearance at a conservative political action committee. >> i know this is going to be a close-fought battle. we need to win colorado. if we do, we're going to take back the w
.m. right here and it will be followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> president obama has announced plans to visit kern county next week to establish the cesar chavez monument. it will be located where chavez once lived. the president says the national monument would preserve chavez's legacy of giving a voice to workers. >>> :17 -- >>> 7:16. the "new york times" reports that the u.s. generals in afghanistan have all but given up hope that they can work out a deal. they are counting on the afghan government to work on an agreement once forces leave the area. the government of pakistan approves any peace deal. back here at home, according to a new report, the average american household is facing a $3500 tax increase if congress fails to avoid what's called a looming fiscal cliff. that's according to the tax policy center. automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are due to take effect in january if congress doesn't work out a deal. but the congress reports that u.s. senators are working on a plan that would put off the increases and deal with the deficit program. lawmakers say no action
debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number came out. a confusing number. but the political impact, straight forward. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's safe to say the president got trounced. it was the ugliest night. >> the president is going to have to stand up and deliver. he still has a big lead in a couple of key states, but that lead will evaporate quickly. >> he has to step it up. before the debate, we had a new nbc news wall street marist poll. the president up eight points among likely voters in ohio but just two points in virginia and stati
a hearing next week on the growing controversy over the attack. >>> a new book says president obama had wanted to put osama bin laden on trial to demonstrate the u.s. commitment to due process under law but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the raid in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled the finish is due out october 16. >>> 5:19 now. we'll find out in about 10 minutes how many americans are signing up for jobless claims. this morning, the labor department releases the weekly report on new jobless claims. tomorrow will gives the september employment report. yesterday a private payroll company said u.s. businesses added slightly more workers than expected last month. >>> it appears the star of the show punked was the target of a hoax. >> police swarmed ashton kutcher's hollywood hills home yesterday after a report of a break-in and shots fired. someone contacted police claiming there were men with guns inside the home. officers searched the house but only found three workers hired by kutcher. police suspect it was a case of swatting someone trying
.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities, including stevie wonder, president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night, made a self dep ri indicating illusion to last week's performance in the debates. >> everybody here incredible professionals, great friends, and they just perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three day swing through the sunshine state, mitt romney is more confident and relaxed, invigorated by the strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. sunday, he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president obama as weak. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i am president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> reporter: with the race tightening, the campaigns are sharpening attacks. a top obama adviser dismissing romney's debate performance as fundamentally dishonest. >> mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> re
to obama. i think he is doing an effective job is explaining just what he is accomplished the last 4 years. >> both republicans and democrats say that while the debate was important there is still four more weeks of campaigning before the election. we have more information on our website including a fact check of statements made last night. in half an hour i will talk live with the political analyst who was at the debate for her taken on it. find more on our website. >> 7:18, san mateo county has rejected three reports that question the need for a new jail. one report said the county could ease overcrowding in jails by releasing low risk inmates waiting for trial and can't afford bail. san mateo sheriff greg mound says there are areas where they could improve but for the willing to risk public safety. >>> another report found more could be done to expedite court cases and transfer inmates from other jurisdictions. >>> this morning mark zuckerberg announced facebook has more than 1 billion active users every month. the facebook founder said that as he updated his facebook page status. that
who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come in very prepared, he will -- he will do very well because he has done well in all the debates
in the hit cbs crime barack obama "bluebloods." >> the actor singer, producer just start ad new season last week after a world twour tour we new kids on the block. remember them? see who you meet in our green room. during commercial break he was taking down the number he wants to go swimming with the sharks. >> yeah. it's really true. these guys were here and you ask these questions. how do they do it? nobody knows anything about sharks. i watch "shark week" every year. it's fascinating. they invited notice go on the boat. i'm like yes. >> they invited you after you said i want to go. i want to go. >> i wasn't shy. >> let's go back in time to new kids on the block. in the new book out today, you said that you were like the kid that got the golden ticket in the contest hadn't started. you were 4 going on 15. >> when i met our soon music producer as a kid who was known in boston from producing the band new edition. >> nice hair, donnie. >> thank you. i had a lot of it back then. it was sort of like -- i grew up sort of as a dreamer. i was on the school bus with other members in boston. it was
check of weather. 81 today. so a lot milder than it was when we started the week, at least for inland highs as we head into the weekend in time for fleet week we'll be breaking that forecast for you coming up. still ahead in the news we have president obama and gop nominee mitt romney face to face in their first presidential debate. we're going to recap some of the highlights from denver coming up. the as if you haven't heard already they won the als title. they took on the rangers. they swept up. it was a sweet victory yesterday we're going to have highlights on that coming up as well. it's here. the ships have begun to arrive including the uss macon huge aircraft carrier. a lot of the sailors are doing a lot of great things. we'll explore that in a little more detail coming up. >>> a big change in the weather. >> a dramatic change in the forecast, the fog really rolled in yesterday afternoon and affected all of our coastal communities. dealing with widespread low clouds, it's a chilly start to the morning and we're looking at upper 70s at best. changes ahead. we have some sprinkles
a better plan to turn this economy around. weeks of preparation will be tested on this stage in just a matter of hours. president obama and governor romney have talked tough on the campaign trail. but how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away. >> governor romney has to make the debate about the president's economic policies an he's gotta connect those to the economic conditions we're in now. the president has to deflect from that. >> reporter: both sides are trying to lower expectations. romney told supporters at a recent campaign stop that the debate is not about winning. >> this is gonna be the opportunity for mitt romney to talk to the american people and tell him about his plan for the next four years. >> reporter: on the other  side, obama advisers are spinning, reminding voters that the president's day job has interfered with practice sessions. >> the president has had to cut back some of his prep because of his job as president. >> reporter: both candidates know that every question counts -- question counts and fumbles could be cos
a commanding performance. most americans believe he trounced president obama in their first showdown. more on that in a moment. first, some of the reactions. even as the dust was settling. >> a week ago, people were saying this was over. we've got a horse race. mitt romney, his performance was head and shoulders above anything we've ever seen him do before. >> mitt romney rose to the moment tonight. in a way, frankly, that surprised me. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there. >> dan lothian is in denver. morning, dan. mr. obama can't be feeling very good this morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, look, as you just played out in those sound bites, it was a big night for governor romney. some have suggested it was a make or break debate for him. he certainly showed up to fight. and voters agree he got the win in a cnn or flash poll, 67% of the voters said he won the debate. 25% saying president obama won. how did he do it? he challenged the president, never backed down even as the president appeared not to want to push back until the secon
>>> good morning, america. clash of the candidates. governor romney and president obama face off on the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not to your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team swooping in to rescue three employees at g gunpoint. the manhunt under way right now. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. but before their face-off, jon stewart is here, going head to head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on! >>> little debate poster up there. good
. >>> this evening, president barack obama makes his last bay area appearance before next month's election. the president played to a roomful of stars in los angeles last night using their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >>> the crowd got a laugh out of that. the president was referring to singers katy perry and jennifer hudson who took the stage before him. president obama will visit a home near bakersfield where cesar chavez's home is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraising dinner in san francisco, then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium with singer john legend. the president will spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm p
today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be just days away for california thrivers suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they're keeping tired old grannies like me at home. >> there are more than 91 cases of fungal meningitis. the outbreak spanning nine states has killed at least seven people. >>> a wild brawl between two separate wedding parties ends with one man dead and four people under arrest. >> did they just hit the bride? >>> liftoff. a new era in space flight. the first commercial flight into space bound for the international space station. >>> at talladega super speedway, a 25 car pileup. believe it or not, there were no injuries. >>> drew brees broke the record. touchdown passes
. >> good morning to awful you. was benghazi president obama's 3:00 a.m. call? john bolton, peter king on that. republicans demanding answers from hillary clinton, why they are investigating now. five weeks to the day before the election, there is one day before the denver debate, john sununu on strategy and a major provision of obamacare goes into effect this week. thousand could affect you. all that with martha and me in 11 minutes on america's news room till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8... vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. "there's stylish." "there's functional." "and then, there's both." "erika tsubaki is a big fan of both." "that's what she and her team had in mind when they designed the all new ford escape." "with more cargo space than before, wrapped in a brand new body." "the tech-savvy, ready-for-adventure, all new, twenty thirteen ford escape." "it's what happens when you go further." ♪ . >> gretchen: they're on
temperatures. 91 degrees today in oakland, 83 in san francisco. much cooler as we head into the end of the week. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thanks. now to tomorrow night's highly anticipated debate between president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down preparing for what could be a pivotal night. chuck todd is nbc's political director. he is in denver this morning where the debate will take place tomorrow. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. these candidates have each don four mock debates. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have put into presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> mitt romney landed in colorado monday night with the endorsement of legend john elway. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> the governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver.
: the president did get digs in. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: but he also showed flashes of the kind of testiness sources in both camps feared from the candidates, except obama's was directed at the moderator, not romney. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> your two minutes is up. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me, was -- >> reporter: romney did have his own awkward moderator moment. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like big bird, like you, too. >> reporter: one of the surprising parts of the president's performance is what he didn't say, no mention of romney's 47% remark, no talk of bain capital, nothing about romney's own taxes. he did play the romney is a hypocrite card when it comes to health care. >> the irony is we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. because governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model and as a consequence
a morning news cut-in. have a great day. >> see you next week. >>> good morning. breaking news, new jobs numbers just out this morning, the unemployment rate falling to 7.8%, the lowest since january, 2009. and good news for president obama after his showing at the debate. we will have reaction from washington and wall street. >>> cancelled, american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast, urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what causes seats to become loose on a plane. >>> duelling divas, a knife threat on "american idol" audition. why mariah carey is adding new security today on friday, october 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today," 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday morning, i am savannah guthrie. >> i am david gregory once again in for matt. the president was looking for lift after the debate, he got it with these jobs numbers that have just come out this morning. there are questions about how we got here. >> it is
, president obama says he based his health care law on romney's own plan for massachusetts. but romney stuck to his promise to repeal the law if elected. and despite being a prominent issue this week on the campaign trail, the candidates did not tackle the topic of immigration. >>> turkey's deputy prime minister says a bill authorizing the use of force against syria is intended as a deterrent and not a declaration of war. that bill was approved by turkey's parliament this morning. turkish troops fired for the second day in retaliation for syrian mortar fire that killed five civilians in a turkish border town. >>> health officials say a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to steroid injections manufactured at a massachusetts pharmacy. the drug maker has recalled the steroid used to treat mostly back pain as investigators work to confirm the source of the infection. so far, more than two dozen people have been sickened across five states, four people have died, and experts say those numbers could grow. this type of meningitis is caused by a fungus and it is not as contagious as the more c
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